"taut, close-up staging… captures much of the show's capacity to shock, amuse, beguile and astonish." - Robert Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

"enchantingly alluring... smoothly executed… a twisted vaudeville expression of American history" - Anna Horrocks, The Daily Californian

"director Susannah Martin has worked wonders with Assassins." - Lance Knobel,

"a superb rendition… inventive and wonderful… a tantalizing spectacle." - Erika Milvy, East Bay Express

"provocative, darkly satirical… a vintage carnival sideshow" - Georgia Rowe, The Examiner

"The production resonates with election-year narratives… But the show is also timeless as an achievement in musical theater; its storytelling is just as complex as Sondheim's notoriously manic melodies." - Lily Janiak, SF Weekly

"mellifluous intensity… deeply affecting… very clever and tremendously effective" - Sam Hurwitt,

"lingering scenes, lingering ideas, images that will imprint one's mind and conversation for some time to come. The staging effort alone is simply staggering." - Bill W., a Subscriber

"a delightfully entertaining production" - Seth Weinberg,

"a raucous, thoughtful, and intimate American fever dream." - Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian

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